St. Mary’s is the parish church of Peldon, a village south of Colchester, Essex.

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The Friends of St. Mary’s (Registered Charity 1114809) fundraises for repairs, restoration work and improvements to this Grade 1 listed building, for it to continue as a place of worship and a community venue for use by all.

Since 2006 the Friends has raised over £50,000 for such work, but more fundraising is needed to help get this building into good order for the next generation. We intend to do just that, and enjoy ourselves along the way!

Find out what we’ve achieved and How you can support us.

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Next event – Peldon Highland Fling

Our first big event of the year! £12 per adult  and £8 for under 12’s. Please book early with your choice of food from Haggis, chicken or veggie. Tickets from: Sally Abbott 01206 735931, email: (Please click on poster image for full details)  

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Can you offer to help at an event?

There is a calendar of events for 2018 and and we have a very small committee. Please contact Chairman Bill Tamblyn if you could help, or if you’d like to chat about the possibility of doing so. Tel.  01206 735770 email:  

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Peldon Village Carols – CANCELLED

We are sorry but this had to be cancelled on the night because of not enough singers and people to knock on doors. We hope to try again in 2018. Perhaps there is something we are not doing right, so if you have any ideas please contact the Chairman of the Friends, Bill Tamblyn. Contact […]

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Christmas Bazaar – Report

This was held on 2nd December, at  Peldon & Wigboroughs Community Hall. It was an extavaganza of crafts, jewellery, food, ornaments, plants, stocking fillers and other gifts. There was even a honey stall from a beekeeper from Mersea. Other attractions included a bottle tombola and a well-stocked raffle. There was also a Father Christmas and […]

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‘Youth must have some dalliance!’ – Report

This concert on November 17th was an extravaganza of music, vocal and instrumental, from the time of Henry the Eighth no less! The 20 singers and instrumentalists from Towering Angels (Quire) and Colchester Waits had the audience spellbound. The church was nearly full, and the Friends provided drinks and nibbles.  

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Notes from the Friends AGM

The AGM was held on 25th October 2017 with 11 attendees. After the preliminaries the Treasurer introduced the Financial Report for the financial year 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017. To the nearest pound, the starting balance was £12,863, net profit from events was £3,709,  income from subscriptions/sponsors/donations received was £3301, misc. income items […]

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Fundraising and Achievement, 2016/17

Please see the following extract of the Warden’s Review for 2016/17: Church Fabric Projects Inside the church Even more plastering was needed as many, many square metres of old plaster loosened and became dangerous. The donation of £5,000 from the Friends helped the church to get re-plastering and limewashing done. Work was also carried out […]

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Webmaster’s report, 2017

Report Background The Friends’ website is:   . It has been running since 2011. The title ‘Webmaster’ may sound unusual, but it’s the normal job title for the person who maintains and uploads the content of a website. Who’s Who I receive news, photos and other contributions from various sources, and I endeavour to upload […]

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New Event just added

Our Next Event is: ‘Youth Must Have Some Dalliance!’ A concert by Colchester Waits and Towering Angels (Quire). 17 November @ 7:30 pm At St Mary’s, Church Road, Peldon, CO5 7PT More information Here

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